To protect our environment and recover more precious resources, the Victorian Government is banning all e-waste from entering landfill from 1 July 2019. In Victoria, it is estimated that a total of about 109,000 tonnes of e-waste were generated in 2015. This volume is projected to increase to about 256,000 tonnes by 2035.
While it’s important to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill, there are two other key reasons for recycling e-waste:
SUEZ supports Victorians to be more sustainable in their everyday life:
In our homes and our jobs, in our schools and communities, and in the systems and infrastructure that support a thriving Victorian economy and lifestyle.
What is e-waste?E-waste (electronic waste) refers to any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted.
From your phone to your fridge, your laptop to your electric lawnmower, it covers a whole range of items from work, home and even the garden shed.
What does this mean for SUEZ customers?
From 1 July 2019 you need to ensure you are NOT disposing of e-waste items in your general waste and recycling bins. SUEZ can assist your business with an E-waste service and just like a regular bin, SUEZ can arrange the collection and transport your e-waste to an authorised recycler.